new LVNs in HH?

  1. are new grads hired to do HH work? Do we have a chance? LVN, btw. Couple of school friends work in the billing dept of one agency, and they said they will be trained to do the HH visits once they get their license. Do agencies like hiring new grads? training? etc? My experience is in dialysis, hoping to get out.
    thanks!
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  3. by   jnette
    Quote from jorlsu
    are new grads hired to do HH work? Do we have a chance? LVN, btw. Couple of school friends work in the billing dept of one agency, and they said they will be trained to do the HH visits once they get their license. Do agencies like hiring new grads? training? etc? My experience is in dialysis, hoping to get out.
    thanks!

    I went straight to HH from dialysis. Medsurge experience is definately a plus. Every agency is different in what the requirements are. We have several threads on this in the HH forum, though, so check around, and read through them for more opinions, suggestions, advice.

    Wish you the best!
  4. by   caliotter3
    I was hired to work in hh as a new LVN while I was still in RN school to work a specific case. I was inserviced for specific things that pertained to that patient. From there on in, I took it upon myself to get ready for each new patient. Subsequent home health agencies that have hired me have been better about giving me appropriate orientations to my patients but a lot of that has to do with me insisting on getting a good orientation. You have to speak up for yourself and don't get into and or stay in a situation that is beyond your abilities to learn. They have RN supervisorts whose responsibility is to make sure you know what you are doing before you go to a home case and to act as a resource guide if you run into something difficult while on the job. I have also read of others who were hired as new LVN/LPNs to work in hh. One of my managers offered to hire my daughter right out of school. In any case, when you go to work for a company that hires new grads, you must take the responsibility to make certain that they properly train you so that you know what you are doing and do not jeopardize your license.

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